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downbeat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdownbeatdown‧beat1 /ˈdaʊnbiːt/ adjective  EMOTIONALnot showing any strong feelings, especially not happy ones opp upbeat Al was surprisingly downbeat about the party.
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downbeatThe latest economic surveys are more downbeat as a result of the recent decline in world trade.Mubarak gave a downbeat assessment of the situation in the Middle East.Cheney may be almost deliberately downbeat, but Bush's choice was unusually illuminating.The futuristic look is nicely accomplished, without a lot of eye candy: darkish, downbeat, more melancholy than despairing.
Related topics: Music
downbeatdownbeat2 noun [countable]  1 APMthe first note in a bar of music2 APMthe movement a conductor makes to show when this note is to be played or sung
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downbeatBoth of them said the word on the same downbeat, which made them burst into laughter at how hilarious they sounded.Notice that the patterns rarely fall on the downbeat.
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